Wednesday, May 7, 2008


I just got off the phone with a friend who'll be tying the knot this Friday. I certainly wasn't prepared for the stories that she had in store for me...

From distant relatives unexpectedly bringing along last minute unaccounted-for guests, to ones threatening not to come because they failed to receive a fridge magnet reminder???? Oh and of course there's the bride...

I can certainly appreciate the stress that comes along with planning a wedding - I was once there myself, freaking out about my shower invites not going out on time. Of course "on time" meaning the Martha Stewart suggested send-date. After almost 8 years later and no longer married, I can finally look back and laugh at myself AND maybe even apologize again to my friends for being such a you know what AND cut the next bride some slack!!!

But honestly, what is it about weddings that bring out the worst in us?

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a cat of impossible colour said...

Gah, weddings!

I'm so glad mine is over, even though it was a great day. I actually planned two weddings - the first one was meant to be in January '07, and I let myself be pushed around by family members and Martha-Stewart-type authorities and created a day that really wasn't about me at all. Then when we postponed that wedding (and what a drama THAT was), I decided to sod the lot of them and do what I wanted to do. So we had a much smaller, much more chilled out wedding that reflected who we were much better.

Anyway, I think family drama is the worst thing about weddings. Everyone has an opinion, all these feuds re-surface and what should be just a celebration ends up being as complicated as a diplomatic dinner between warring countries.

I feel better after that rant - thank you! :)


Andrea, thanks for sharing your story! You are absolutely right, it IS like a diplomatic dinner between warring countries!! I like that!